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Court jails man for 63 days, bans him from using the TTC,
after he assaulted bus passengers and driver



A court has barred a 31-year-old man from all TTC property, including buses, streetcars and subway trains, for three years, sentencing him to 63 days in jail and three years probation for assault. The accused, Sean Duck, plead guilty and was sentenced on Tuesday, December 6. The accused is known to police.

On the evening of Sunday, December 4, Toronto Police Service officers arrested Duck after he fled a TTC bus on O’Connor Drive. He had been spitting at passengers aboard the bus and challenging them to fight him. When the TTC driver ordered him to leave the bus, Duck also spat on him and fled. The driver called transit control, who dispatched the police. He was arrested shortly afterwards.

On average, at least two TTC employees are assaulted every day. The assaults range from punching, slapping and spitting, to threatening physical harm or death. The TTC’s court advocates work with Crown attorneys and the courts to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assaulting or threatening TTC employees. They continue to seek ways to restrict those convicted of these crimes from using public transit in Toronto.